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Jin Rou wanted to be a cultivator who defied the heavens, and surpassed all limits.
Unfortunately for him, he died, and now I’m stuck here. Arrogant young masters? Heavenly tribulations? Cultivating for days on end, then getting into life or death battles?
Yeah, no thanks. I'm getting out of here.
In which a transmigrator decides that the only winning move is not to play.
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The MC makes the rational choice of doing his best to avoid the nutcases that fill the Xianxia world. ie. Leaving his sect to become a farmer. He still cultivates in his daily activities and uses his super strength and Earth perspective to build the best farm ever.
However I don't get the sense this is about base building, rather it comes across as a subversion of the genre.
I found it an enjoyable read - It's definitely worth a try.
I started reading this as I was bored and was really surprised. The mc is relatable and humble. He doesn't try to be anything he's not. His decisions make sense and hes not twisted like other mcs would be in a new cultivation world. I like how the different perspectives add to the story. Not a lot of chapters thus far but good
The atmosphere of this story is intentionally light and cheery, given the premise of the story in the first place. It's a very simple slice of life with the tale of the farm being expanded and laboured upon, with fields of crops sown and animals raised.
Though it is clearly not the focus of the story the few fight scenes are nevertheless well done with striking imagery and combat sequences flowing naturally.
The characters all feel natural and well-written. There's no dialogue that I've seen yet that felt stilted or out of place. There are comedic parts as well that are all well above par, ranging from quippy one-liners to drawn out comedic scenes, such as one where he meets a love interest while playing with some kids from a nearby village.
The romance is well done too - it's entirely believable in how it develops, I feel.
The protagonist of the story draws you in, wanting to know more despite his simple and unassuming life.
I am of course talking about Big D. Jin Rou is merely the narrator and historian of Big D's life and is indubitably not the protagonist in the face of Big D's might.
Don't be fooled by the story description. This is the story of a chicken on it's path of cultivation and certainly nothing else, though it disguises itself well.
In summary, though the story has not yet progressed very far I am very excited to see where the author plans on taking this story into the future. I fully believe that it has the potential to be a very high quality story on this site.
Honestly, it's really good. Very satisfying, with several moments where I legitimately had to stop reading to laugh. The rooster is hilariously proud (and deservedly so). The MC is really down-to-earth, which is a nice change of pace. The love interest was handled wonderfuly. It's great, give it a shot. c:
I'll likely come back and write a more advanced review once the first "book" or "arc" I can see is finished.
Well written, fun and subversively funny. Welcome to the non-Sect path of a lowly former disciple who just wanted peace and quiet far away from the Young Master types. It is a very delicious and deliberate slice of life approach. Having reached the end of the first Book, I'd now say it is clearly one of the better novels available on all of RR.
One minor quibble... the title and sign might better read "Beware of Rooster".
Side note: the frequency in the description is wrong. We now get chapters MWF, nothing on Tuesday ... and occasional miss for personal reasons on other days (but CasualFarmer will usually give us forewarning in the end or after chapter author's note(s)).
No standard lazy tropes here.
Well written story here, the MC is very positive and generally nice guy.
The names are funny as F! I like the way the chicken is changing names from English to Chinese. Basil Brush made me LMAO, also when you reverse the Chinese to English it may take a monent to get it but it makes it more funny.
Great POV changes as well from Big Di and his love interest.
This is a really good story. Slice of life, not some crazy progression story, but it's executed very well with great grammar and interesting characters. Very light and obviously humorous and somewhat satirical, I love it. There are some minor misspellings and a couple grammar mistakes, but they don't get in the way of the story and it's still better on spelling and grammar than 97% of RR.
Excellent story. Hope it continues while maintaining the heart that makes it so good.
I like the characters, big de in particular. I'd be interested in seeing what unique techniques he comes up with under these circumstances.
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Entertaining story about an isekai who prefers being a farmer rather than taking part in typical xianxia activities and power plays. As such, he leaves his sect and travels as far from other cultivators as possible to find and cultivate foodstuffs instead. Pokes fun at some characteristic features of the genre, while still containing a coherent and enjoyable story.
Some tropes covered include: young masters, the stereotypical pursuit of power as well as the accompanying risks and costs of doing so; as well as some new ones being thrown in based on what the author imagines some possible downsides could come out of constant pill-popping and going against the heavens/'natural order of things'. Also includes interesting PoVs from the chicken (mentioned in the title) who has a more conventional xianxia character’s perspective. While the chicken is particularly entertaining, the other characters also do not disappoint. They are not amongst the greatest I have ever read, but they fit well into the story, help drive the plot and none of them ever felt completely wrong or flat.
The writing style is clear and engaging. The spelling and grammar are relatively decent, though it has some issues. It is readable but there are a number of errors in most chapters. Some of which are frequently repeated throughout the story. For example, misuse of “its” instead of “it's” and vice versa.
The story is still relatively new and the chapter release rate is quite fast, so I will update my review as the story continues. Hope this helps.
Review initially written when Chapter 22 was the latest chapter. Updated when Chapter 41 was the latest chapter.
Beware of chicken is an interesting combination of parody, actual Xianxia, and I think, in parts, a work that somewhat deconstructs the Xianxia genre.
The foremost element of the work is a parody, and quite honestly its parody elements are some of the funniest content I've seen on the site. The main character's isekai nature is used to justify him as a sort of rational audience insert, noting and making fun of the natural absurdity of the machismo which permeates the Xianxia world. His reaction to reincarnating as a low-level disciple basically being "I'm noping the fuck out of here" lays a rich bed of comedy that the intro effectively taps into.
The fights, when they do happen, are written well enough. Qi channeling, leveling up, and the prose of pseudo-spirituality are all good enough to not detract from the experience.
The best element which I think truly differentiates the work is the running theme of critiquing the Xianxia world. While the point is often made humorously, Beware of chicken makes a running critique of the rather vacuous and all-consuming desire for power for its own sake which permeates the culture of Xianxia worlds. This theme at once informs much of the work's comedy, but also much of its pathos.
The main character, in a real sense, demonstrates a sense of true spirituality in a metaphorical sense where he finds power and happiness by transcending the desire for power which consumes other cultivators and is content simply helping the earth grow and thrive in his own small section of the world. It is in many ways like one punch man, wherein the protagonist's unflappable ambivalence lends itself easily to both deadpan parody comedy and real statements about other people's preoccupation with status and things that don't actually matter.
The one problem I can see is where it will go next. Unlike traditional Xianxia this story can't really just default to facing bigger and badder enemies to continue its current quality so it will require some continual creativity to keep the story at its current quality. With daily updates, I can only hope that the author has the time to spend that kind of thought. As of now, it is one of the few 5's I've come across on the website.